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Ronan Daly Jermyn
2 PARK PLACE
CITY GATE PARK, MAHON POINT
CORK
Ireland

Banking and finance Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a broad national offering, with offices in Cork, Galway and Dublin. It has expanded its practice with the launch of a financial services regulatory group that is led by Brian Hunt, who joined the Dublin office from Zurich Insurance in September 2019. The 'commercially-focused, practical and attentive' team is particularly active in real estate finance and corporate lending, spanning the residential, social housing, hospitality, technology and healthcare sectors. In Cork, key contacts include highly experienced practice heads Thomas FoxBrendan Cunningham and Cian Fenton, who has significant expertise in hospitality matters.

Practice head(s):

Thomas Fox; Brendan Cunningham

Other key lawyers:

Cian Fenton; Peter McGarvey; Evin McCarthy; Brian Hunt

Testimonials

‘I still find the access to partners as easy as it should be, which is not always the case when a firm grows to such a significant size. I also find that their lawyers are usually willing to provide not just legal advice but are also able to provide a commercial view which is especially important to us as a bank.’

‘It strikes me that there is a very positive culture throughout the firm and I also find the firm to be customer centric and very proactive. Some of the standout individuals in the firm include Brendan Cunningham and Tom Fox.’

‘Totally happy with the service we receive from the RDJ banking and finance team. They are extremely competent, thorough, responsive and straightforward to work with. They also offer very valuable advice and guidance. There are very strong standards evident throughout RDJ and the client is at the centre of their commitment.’

‘Cian Fenton is outstanding in terms of service, delivery, advice, competence and thoroughness.’

‘This law firm is always our first port of call: knowledgeable, personable, value for money and knowledge of their clients is second to none.’

‘Cian Fenton is very knowledgeable and approachable. He always anticipates the next steps in a transaction, making it as easy to navigate as possible.’

‘Evin McCarthy is extremely experienced in real estate and related finance work. He demonstrates a practical approach to matters and is always responsive.’

Key clients

Allied Irish Banks Plc

Bank of Ireland

Ulster Bank Ireland DAC

KBC Bank

Beechbrook Capital

iNua Hospitality Group

Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) DAC

O’Callaghan Properties

Bon Secours Health System

Carbery Group

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a strong multinational client base, particularly in the financial services, healthcare and technology sectors. The team is experienced in M&A and advises venture capital firms and private equity funds on investments. It also provides an online resource, RDJ Start-ups, designed to assist entrepreneur clients. In Cork, practice head Gillian Keating has particular expertise in M&A in the technology sector. Diarmaid Gavin is skilled in advising spin-out companies. Dublin-based practitioner Bryan McCarthy has particular expertise in the financial sector.

Practice head(s):

Gillian Keating

Other key lawyers:

Diarmaid Gavin; Bryan McCarthy; Sean O’Reilly; JP Gilmartin

Key clients

TradeIX

FNZ

Healthcare21

Landmark Media

Carbery Food Ingredients Limited

Strategic Capital Investment Fund

GTT Communications, Inc. (NYSE: GTT)

Brightwater Recruitment

Bon Secours Health System

iNua Hospitality

Hesscroft Limited

Employment Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn's employment practice handles various types of non-contentious work, such as TUPE transfers, restructurings and advising firms on accessing government schemes related to Covid-19. It also represents employers in disputes over issues such as age discrimination, workplace harassment and victimisation. The practice is led by Jennifer Cashman, who is recognised for her 'wealth of knowledge'. Other partners in the team include David McCarroll, Deirdre Malone and Antoinette Vahey. Vahey is 'a pleasure to deal with' while McCarroll has 'one of the sharpest legal minds in his field'.

Practice head(s):

Jennifer Cashman

Other key lawyers:

David McCarroll; Deirdre Malone; Antoinette Vahey; Caoimhe Heery

Testimonials

‘The RDJ team are excellent at combining their technical expertise with their knowledge of the business to reach a successful outcome. They excel in particularly complicated cases and can see a clear pathway through any difficult situation.’

‘David McCarroll probably has one of the sharpest legal minds in his field. His ability to understand complex situations is absolutely second to none and he always finds a way to come out with the best outcome for his clients. His ability to understand people’s different idiosyncrasies and tailor his advice accordingly makes him stand out.’

‘This practice has an excellent employment law team, led by Jennifer Cashman, providing reasoned, objective advice and representation at WRC and Labour Court.’

‘We are lucky to work with Jennifer Cashman who has a wealth of knowledge, tons of energy and, in addition to taking a very pragmatic approach, is lots of fun to work with. Antoinette, while more junior, has taken the time to get to know our business very well and is a great person to work with.

‘I have used RDJ for a number of years in respect of employment law support. They are exceptional in understanding the needs of their clients and get down to a level of detail and understanding on issues as if they were immersed in the day to day of our company. Expert advice and service given every time and always willing to work on issues at short notice and out of standard hours to service our urgent needs. I am familiar with a few members of the Galway team at RDJ and really like to work with them.’

‘Availability is a key service offered by RDJ. They go the extra mile to make sure they are available for you at short notice. They understand our issues on a deeper level than any firm I have used previously. In particular, my advisor Antoinette Vahey is a pleasure to deal with and advice I have received from her over the last 2.5 years in my current role as EMEA HR Manager has been faultless.’

‘The professionalism, depth of experience and friendly advice that is easy to understand and follow. They advise on simple and complex issues. Response/turnaround time is phenomenal.’

‘Jennifer has provided comprehensive advice during the pandemic at a time when the usual certainties of business did not prevail in all instances. A rock of sense. ’

Key clients

Medtronic

Mapfre Assistance

Cork County Council

Planet Payment Group Holdings

Core HR

FNZ

GlaxoSmithKline Corporate

Sector Alarms Holdings

Tecomet

Telus International (formerly Voxpro)

University College Cork

NUI Galway

Morgan McKinley

Healthcare and life sciences Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn provides 'confident, pragmatic advice' on a range of matters in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, particularly medical negligence litigation and corporate transactions. Based across offices in Cork and Galway, the team is ideally positioned to advise multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies located in the south and west of Ireland. In Galway, Padraic Brennan, Imelda Tierney and Fergal Dennehy specialise in healthcare litigation, while Cork-based Gillian Keating and Diarmaid Gavin focus on M&A, fundraisings, IP, and technology transfers and research agreements.

Practice head(s):

Padraic Brennan; Fergal Dennehy; Gillian Keating

Other key lawyers:

Diarmaid Gavin; Imelda Tierney; Peter Groarke; JP Gilmartin; Sean O’Reilly

Testimonials

‘Understanding of the needs of the organisation and the requirements of different situations. Confident, pragmatic advice delivered in a timely and appropriate manner.’

‘Imelda Tierney and Padraic Brennan stand out for their availability and unstinting willingness to engage with the organisation to understand the issues and provide solutions. They have in-depth experience and knowledge of the area.’

‘Excellent practical advice. Fast turnaround time. Very strong in problem solving and addressing issues at an early stage.’

‘Padraic Brennan is an excellent adviser. Diarmuid Gavin also provides excellent industry-focused advice.’

‘A very personable firm with all of the capabilities of the larger firms.’

‘JP Gilmartin’s attention to detail has always been impressive and his appetite to get things done quickly and efficiently is something not shared with other firms I have worked with in the past. JP has a deep knowledge of the necessary moving pieces of life science start-up companies, particularly licensing and financing.’

‘RDJ know us inside out and are almost like in-house counsel.’

‘Sean O’Reilly leads the exceptional interfaces to RDJ for us.’

Key clients

Enterprise Systems Partners

KM Medical Software Limited

Masco Group

Bon Secours Hospital

Neurent Medical Limited

Healthcare 21

West Cork Distillers

University of Limerick

Royal College of Surgeons

Clinical Research Development of Ireland (CRDI)

Insolvency and corporate restructuring Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn's varied insolvency and restructuring practice acts for insolvency practitioners acting as liquidators, receivers and examiners. The practice also advises distressed companies and creditors. Active in cross-border insolvencies, the firm's partnership with Northern Irish firm McKees allows it to offer an all-island service. Practice head Ashling Walsh is experienced in acting for financial institutions, and is noted for her 'deep knowledge and expertise', while solicitor Michael Quinlan is 'a polished operator'.

Practice head(s):

Ashling Walsh

Other key lawyers:

Ricky Kelly; Michael Quinlan

Testimonials

‘Michael Quinlan is a polished operator.’

‘Ashling Walsh and her team go above and beyond to assist with any legal queries. Always available to provide helpful insight and assistance who provide valuable expertise.’

‘Ashling Walsh brings deep knowledge and expertise to insolvency assignments and is always a pleasure to work with.’

‘The team at RDJ are really making a name for themselves in the insolvency market. They have good quality clients and are involved in some of the biggest insolvency cases. They are particularly strong on professional negligence and insurance claims with an insolvency aspect.’

‘Michael Quinlan is a really strong lawyer. His drafting and legal knowledge is excellent and he combines that with really good client service. Michael is a really good lawyer.’

‘Responsiveness is of paramount importance in contentious insolvency work, RDJ are well ahead of the competition in this area.’

‘In addition to their undoubted technical expertise, I have found the RDJ team to be personable, practical and easy to work with – important qualities when dealing with collaborative matters. Michael Quinlan is a rising star in the areas of insolvency and litigation.’

Key clients

RSM Ireland

Bank of Ireland

Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) DAC

KPMG

Planet 21 Communications

Lugus Capital DAC

Deloitte

EY

IBRC

Insurance Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a nationwide presence, with offices in Cork, Dublin and Galway, as well as a London office headed by Uilliam Ó Lorcáin, who has particular expertise in professional indemnity claims. The sizeable insurance team specialises in litigation, including policy coverage disputes and business interruption claims, professional negligence matters, particularly in relation to construction, and personal injury claims, and has expanded with the addition of Peter Lennon from Maples Group, who specialises in aviation liability claims. Practice head Fergus Long and managing partner Richard Martin are also noted.

Practice head(s):

Fergus Long

Other key lawyers:

Richard Martin; Peter Lennon; Uilliam Ó Lorcáin; Jamie Olden; John Buckley; Darryl Broderick; Mary Purtill; Donal Twomey

Testimonials

‘The ease of access to the solicitor or partner you are liaising with is first class – if you phone it is answered or the call is returned without delays.’

‘Their level of commitment to their clients is unrivalled and if needed they will drop everything to assist a client in dire need. The experience within the firm is excellent and covers so many difference aspects of law – the partners will tell you right away if they don’t know that particular aspect of law but an expert is available in house without delay to provide that expert opinion and guidance.’

‘The commitment to their clients and expertise in their field of law is always first class, as is always the case with Richard Martin and Uilliam Ó Lorcáin.’

Key clients

Axis Speciality Europe SE

Allianz

Liberty Insurance Company (Ireland)

National Farmers Mutual

C.G.P.A

AXA Paris

Generali

RSA

Travelers Syndicate Management Limited

Surestone DAC

AXA AL

Munich Re

Zurich

QBE Underwriting Limited

Media and entertainment Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn acts for a range of Irish newspapers and media outlets in contentious litigation. The group has expertise defending against allegations of defamation, and also representing clients in judicial reviews of reporting restrictions. The team also handles corporate transactions and GDPR compliance in the media and entertainment space. Darryl Broderick and Diarmaid Gavin lead the team, with Broderick focused on litigation and Gavin handling non-contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Darryl Broderick; Diarmaid Gavin

Key clients

Examiner Group

Expedia/Hotels.com

Hiscox

RedFM

WLR FM

XL Catlin

Wireless Plc Group

WKW FM Limited (Beat 102-103)

Thejournal.ie

Wissam Al Mana

Real estate Tier 2

Ronan Daly Jermyn handles real estate matters including lettings, developments and transactions. The firm acts for developers as well as clients in the hospitality, retail, and public sectors; it is also on the Irish universities panel. Practice head John Dwyer is based in Cork, and has a broad practice including recently acting on a number of high-value transactions. In the Dublin office, Evin McCarthy handles lettings for both landlords and tenants as well as transactions, while Simon Lynch acts on a number of acquisitions and disposals. Margaret Ring in Cork is another key contact and has a particular focus on office leases.

Practice head(s):

John Dwyer

Other key lawyers:

Evin McCarthy; Simon Lynch; Margaret Ring; Patrick Ahern

Testimonials

‘The team provides us with a wide ranging suite of skill sets ranging from Real Estate to Employment Law and Licensing, Our principal point of contact Evin McCarthy is a very experienced, knowledgeable Real Estate lawyer with a great mix of detailed knowledge and commercial pragmatism. His team, along with the wider team, are very strong and professional.’

‘Along with the availability, wide ranging expertise and lack of conflict, there are other reasons for the individuals standing out. For instance there is no sense of brinkmanship with other firms, and the balance between being firm and fair is very well maintained. ’

‘The Dublin Real Estate team in Ronan Daly Jermyn is an exceptional team whose members possess all the skills and capabilities to successfully navigate highly complex property transactions. ’

‘Evin McCarthy is a standout lawyer who is not only technically strong but always commercially minded. He understands and listens to the client’s objectives and never grandstands or over-lawyers. The fact that he previously worked as an in-house lawyer is evident and he understands the pressures and rhythm of an in-house environment. He is solution driven and practical. He is responsive and pleasant to deal with and represents us as his client in the same manner. ’

‘Our experiences and interactions with Ronan Daly Jermyn have always been exceptional. The firm has a strong cohort of talented people who not only have a broad understanding of the sector, but also a really good business sense and work hard to fully understand the rationale behind our business decisions.’

‘John Dwyer is a talented solicitor, very personable with a commercial head on his shoulders. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always focused on the big picture for our business. Margaret Ring looks after our leasing arrangements and is always on top of her brief. Margaret has a superb knowledge of the issues in commercial tenancies and her advice is invaluable to our business in those transactions. Pat Ahern has advised our Company for many years and has a thorough understanding of all the legal issues that arise for our business. Pats works incredibly hard looking after our interests.’

Key clients

O’Callaghan Properties

John Cleary Developments

iNua Hospitality

Marlet Property Group

Eli Lilly

Clarendon Group

KPMG

University College Cork

Mazars

NAMA

Lugus Capital Advisors/Bain Capital

Glenveagh Properties PLC

RSM Ireland

Strategic Capital Investment Fund PLC

Medtronic Ireland Limited

Fattal Hotel Group

Grant Thornton

Bain Capital

Deloitte

Ophelia Partnership

Duff & Phelps

Health Service Executive

Mastercard Europe Services Limited

National University of Ireland

GSK Trading Services Limited (GlaxoSmithKline)

Red Horizon

SeaPoint Capital/Tempus

Lyonshall Limited

Hallmark Building Services Limited

DairyGold

Construction Tier 3

Led by Finola McCarthy, Ronan Daly Jermyn handles construction matters across Ireland. The firm advises developers active in the residential and corporate sectors; it also assists companies with the development of office space. On the public sector side, it advises councils on work including affordable housing and public lighting. The practice is also active in litigation, representing clients such as architects' insurers in the High Court as well as in alternative dispute resolution. In 2020, the team was bolstered by the addition of Alison Bearpark, who joined the team from Eversheds Sutherland.

Practice head(s):

Finola McCarthy

Other key lawyers:

Donal Twomey; Ronan Geary; Alison Bearpark

Key clients

O’Callaghan Properties

Cork City Council

Mastercard

Homely Developments Limited

Donegal County Council

Ryanair

Trinity College Dublin

Kilkenny Abbey Quarter Development Limited

Shannon Airport Authority DAC

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn has a proven track record in advising on compliance with data protection and data privacy regulation to clients from sectors including medicine, education and manufacturing. The team also advises on responding to data breaches and investigations by the Data Protection Commission. In 2020, the practice was particularly active in assisting with data protection issues related to the Covid-19 pandemic, including ensuring that the implementation of temperature checks for employees did not violate data protection law. Dublin-based Bryan McCarthy, who is particularly active in GDPR matters, and Ricky Kelly, who is based in Cork, are the practice heads.

Practice head(s):

Ricky Kelly; Bryan McCarthy

Testimonials

‘Bryan McCarthy is the partner and Sarah Slevin is the associate who we deal with on a number of legal matters. They are exceptionally responsive and knowledgeable. They understand our business and steer us on all matters relating to commercial law. Jennifer Cashman is the employment partner we deal with and again she is really personable, knows her area so well and helps guide our business through difficult decisions.’

‘They are extremely knowledgeable, ’

‘We exclusively use RDJ for our data privacy and general commercial advice in ROI. They have a very strong data protection team and have helped us with a number of issues ranging from relatively trivial to complex regulatory matters.’

‘Sarah Slevin is a pleasure to work with. Her advice is always measured and concise.’

‘A highly efficient, extremely accessible & responsive team.’

‘Accessibility, responsiveness of partners – particularly Gillian Keating & Ricky Kelly.’

‘The privacy team at RDJ are very knowledgeable and experienced in managing privacy complaints. They are very efficient to engage, manage and respond, with particular spotlight on Ricky Kelly.’

‘Ricky Kelly was a fantastic support. He was immediately available, entirely engaged in the issue we had and responded to our potential claim within the hour. ’

‘RDJ is unique because we have direct access to partners and senior associates who don’t just know their areas but completely understand our business and go above and beyond every time.’

Key clients

Hiscox

Abtran

Pepsico

Medtronic

University Limerick

DistilledSCH Group

GTT Communications Inc

Gas Networks Ireland

Dominos Pizza UK and Ireland Limited

National University of Ireland, Galway

O’Callaghan Properties

MVCI DAC

Brookfield Renewable Ireland Limited

University College Cork

Horizon8 Technology Solutions

Dublin City University

University College Dublin

Thermo Fisher Scientific Cork

Waterford Institute of Technology

Eli Lilly

Laya Healthcare

CorkBIC

Royal College of Physicians of Ireland

Horizon Energy Group

Dispute resolution Tier 3

With offices in Cork, Galway and Dublin, Ronan Daly Jermyn has a sizeable dispute litigation practice, handling litigation involving M&A, planning, breach of contract claims, and disputes between shareholders. The team also has a strong practice in insurance claims, particularly related to healthcare. Darryl Broderick leads the overall team, and handles matters including financial disputes and defamation claims. Managing partner Richard Martin frequently acts for insurers and educational institutions and Ronan Geary is active in a range of Commercial Court matters. Peter Lennon, Fergus Long, and Jamie Olden are also key partners in the team.

Practice head(s):

Darryl Broderick

Other key lawyers:

Richard Martin; Ronan Geary; Peter Lennon; Fergus Long; Jamie Olden

Key clients

daa Plc

Musgrave Group

Allianz

RSA

AIB Group

Grant Thornton

Zurich

Pepper Finance Corporation (Ireland) DAC

R&Q Ireland Limited

Waratek Limited

BBL Group

Munster Joinery Group

Cork City Council

Hiscox

EU and competition Tier 3

Merger control is a key area of activity for the Cork-based competition team at Ronan Daly Jermyn, which also has considerable expertise in advising public bodies and educational institutions on state aid, particularly in relation to state-funded research, and procurement issues. The team also offers a dawn raid response service to clients in the south and west of Ireland. Diarmaid Gavin leads the practice.

Practice head(s):

Diarmaid Gavin

Other key lawyers:

Finola McCarthy

Key clients

FRS Network

Knowledge Transfer Ireland (KTI)

Masco Group

University of Limerick

Munster Rugby

Connaught Rugby

Bon Secours Health System

University College Cork

National University of Ireland, Galway

Education Procurement Service (EPS)

Information technology Tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn's technology practice handles work including M&A transactions and commercial contracts, both between businesses and with customers. The team is especially active in data protection work, including GDPR compliance and responses to data breaches. Gillian Keating leads the practice, in addition to heading up the firm's corporate and commercial team. Diarmaid Gavin handles commercial transactions such as outsourcing as well as GDPR compliance.

Practice head(s):

Gillian Keating

Other key lawyers:

Diarmaid Gavin

Testimonials

‘Great mix of people with tax, legal, general business advice all combined in a team which works well together.’

‘I find Gillian Keating and John Cuddigan extremely helpful and matter of fact when explaining complex issues. They listen to our thoughts and give good calm advice . Most of all willing to push hard if they feel you are heading in the wrong direction.’

‘The team at RDJ are very professional, responsive and work with the company understanding their size, need and resources available. ’

‘Diarmaid Gavin is our corporate partner. He is professional, supportive of company, flexible and offers a great service.’

Key clients

FNZ

GTT Communications, Inc.

SensL Technologies

TeamWork

Trend Micro

Hiscox

INEX

TradeIX

Client Solutions

Datalex

Intellectual property Tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn's intellectual property practice is known for its work advising universities on IP matters related to their research, particularly IP forged through collaborative research arrangements with the private sector. The team's client base in this area includes many of the most high-profile Irish universities. The group also advises private sector clients on contentious and non-contentious IP matters. The practice is jointly lead by Diarmaid Gavin, who focuses on non-contentious work, and litigator Darryl Broderick. Corporate partner JP Gilmartin assists with the IP aspects of transactions.

Practice head(s):

Diarmaid Gavin; Darryl Broderick

Other key lawyers:

JP Gilmartin

Key clients

University of Limerick

University College Cork

Knowledge Transfer Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

University College Dublin

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Eli Lilly

Munster Rugby

Connacht Rugby

Wissam Al Mana

Planning and environment Tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn's 'efficient' planning and environment practice handles both contentious and non-contentious matters in this area. The team is particularly active in advising clients in the hospitality sector. Finola McCarthy heads the practice, which frequently acts alongside the firm's construction and dispute resolution departments.

Practice head(s):

Finola McCarthy

Testimonials

‘A very competent and efficient company.’

Key clients

Bon Secours Health System

Cork City Council

Dunnes Stores

John Cleary Developments

O’Callaghan Properties

BASF

Irish Oxygen Limited

Hovione

Byrne Looby

Astra Construction

BAM Construction

Trigon Hotel Group

Blarney Castle Estate

daa plc (Dublin & Cork Airports)

Public sector Tier 3

Ronan Daly Jermyn is experienced in advising public sector clients on a wide range of matters, including public procurement, data protection, healthcare and employment claims, state aid, and corporate matters. The team has particular strength in acting for local authorities and universities. The practice is led by procurement specialist Finola McCarthy, corporate-focused Gillian Keating in Cork and healthcare expert Padraic Brennan in Galway.

Practice head(s):

Finola McCarthy; Gillian Keating; Padraic Brennan

Other key lawyers:

Imelda Tierney; Diarmaid Gavin; Peter McGarvey; David McCarroll

Testimonials

‘Gillian Keating is a genuine pleasure to work with, well informed and responsive in a crisis.’

‘Good industry knowledge. Tailored practical advice. Great turnaround times. Good value for money.’

‘David McCarroll provides tailored unique and skilled employment law advice. Padraic Brennan is an excellent and very experienced problem solver in litigation.’

Key clients

Cork City Council

Cork County Council

Kerry County Council

Westmeath County Council

Donegal County Council

Waterford County Council

Dublin Airport Authority (daa)

State Claims Agency

Teagasc – Agricultural and Food Development Authority

Irish Cattle Breeding Federation

Knowledge Transfer Ireland

National Cancer Registry Ireland

Charities Regulatory Authority

Tax Tier 3

The 'knowledgeable, efficient and trustworthy' team at Ronan Daly Jermyn is experienced in the tax structuring of corporate and real estate transactions, particularly in the healthcare sector, as well as providing tax advice on succession planning and wealth management to a number of high-net-worth individuals. The 'excellent' John Cuddigan leads the team, which also includes Mark Barrett and Eoin Tobin, who heads the private client services practice.

Practice head(s):

John Cuddigan

Other key lawyers:

Mark Barrett; Eoin Tobin

Testimonials

‘They are very pragmatic in approach.’

‘John Cuddigan is very commercial, very pragmatic and very user friendly.’

‘Knowledgeable, efficient, trustworthy.’

‘Eoin Tobin is a highly reliable and trustworthy individual. He has the ability to explain things in a very clear and concise manner. He is extremely personable and I would have great faith in his advice.’

‘Our experiences and interactions with Ronan Daly Jermyn have always been exceptional. The firm has a strong cohort of talented people who not only have a broad understanding of the sector, but also a really good business sense and work hard to fully understand the rationale behind our business decisions.’

‘John Cuddigan is an excellent solicitor, very personable, with a commercial head on his shoulders. He has a wealth of knowledge and is always focused on the big picture for our business.’

‘Very competent team with good communication skills.’

‘Eoin Tobin has good tax skills, Mark Barrett understands how the Revenue view issues, and John Cuddigan has extensive knowledge.’

Key clients

Bon Secours Health System

West Cork Distillers

iNua Hospitality PLC

Musgrave Retail Partners

Crest Solutions Limited

Abtran Group

Geaney Property Group

AAI Holdings Group

Hovione Limited

The firm: Ronan Daly Jermyn is a top ten Irish law firm, with offices in Cork, Dublin, Galway and London, and a staff of more than 250. A unique national footprint is further bolstered by strategic alliances with Northern Ireland, UK and US law firms, allowing the firm to offer a multi-jurisdictional service across Europe, the US and Asia. More than 100 lawyers advise on a full range of transactions for clients that include multinationals, scaling and established Irish companies, financial institutions, leading insurance companies, public sector bodies and government agencies.

Ronan Daly Jermyn traces its roots back to the 1700s when Cornelius J Daly and Jermyn Solicitors were formed in Cork. The firms combined during the 1970s and 1980s to form Ronan Daly Jermyn. A merger with William B Glynn in Galway in 2007 and the opening of a Dublin office in 2015 gave the firm a national presence in Ireland. Since then, Ronan Daly Jermyn has made several strategic acquisitions, appointments and alliances to expand its service capabilities, both domestically and internationally. In 2017, the firm moved to a larger Dublin office to accommodate what has been a continuous expansion.

Areas of practice
Banking and finance: the firm has a long-established and well-regarded banking and finance practice and acts for all of the major banks in the Irish market. Clients include domestic financial institutions, government bodies, private individuals and corporate bodies.

Corporate and commercial: the Ronan Daly Jermyn team of business lawyers handle a full range of M&A, investments, restructuring, licensing, long-term tax planning and strategic transactions for both indigenous and overseas clients.

Employment: the firm has wide-ranging experience on all contentious and non-contentious issues and provides advice on employment matters such as industrial relations, trade union, equality and discrimination and stress claims.

Litigation and dispute resolution: Ronan Daly Jermyn has experienced practitioners in all aspects of litigation and dispute resolution regarding commercial and other disputes. The firm has particular expertise in the areas of professional indemnity and other financial lines, casualty and liability claims, product liability and coverage issues. They also advise insurers on policy interpretation, policy mediation and arbitration disputes.

Real estate: the firm acts for many of the major state bodies, financial institutions, developers and investors on commercial property matters. The team are known for their experience managing complex transactions related to retail, industrial, office and residential developments. They have advised NAMA on a number of significant property portfolio sales and transactions, including the provision of development finance to a qualified investment fund developing the European headquarters for Airbnb in Dublin’s Docklands. Other recent and significant property transactions include advising KPMG, Lloyds Bank and Blackstone on portfolio loan transactions and property issues.

Technology and commercial contracts: strong reputation for handling significant technology transactions as well as advising on a range of technology services for its clients such as data protection, cyber security, IP protection, licensing, outsourcing and commercial contracts.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate, M&A Gillian Keating
Corporate, M&A Diarmaid Gavin
Corporate, M&A Bryan McCarthy
Corporate, M&A JP Gilmartin
Banking and finance Thomas Fox
Banking and finance Brendan Cunningham
Inward investment John Dwyer
Inward investment John Cuddigan
Inward investment Mark Barrett
Media and defamation Richard Martin
Media and defamation Darryl Broderick
IT and e-commerce Diarmaid Gavin
Employment Deirdre Malone
IT and e-commerce Bryan McCarthy
IT and e-commerce Ricky Kelly
Construction and procurement Finola McCarthy
Construction and procurement Margaret Ring
Tax John Cuddigan
Tax Eoin Tobin
Tax Mark Barrett
Banking and Finance Brian Quinn
Commercial property John Dwyer
Commercial property Margaret Ring
Commercial property Pat Ahern
Commercial property Evin McCarthy
Employment Jennifer Cashman
Employment David McCarroll
Insurance John Buckley
Insurance Fergus Long
Insurance Richard Martin
Insurance Uilliam Ó Lorcáin
Insurance Peter Lennon
Insolvency and debt recovery Ashling Walsh
Professional indemnity Richard Martin
Professional indemnity Fergus Long
Professional indemnity Uilliam O'Lorcain
Professional indemnity Jamie Olden
Litigation/dispute resolution Richard Martin
Litigation/dispute resolution Fergus Long
Litigation/dispute resolution John Buckley
Litigation/dispute resolution Darryl Broderick
Litigation/dispute resolution Damian Doyle
Healthcare Fergal Dennehy
Healthcare Padraic Brennan
Healthcare Imelda Tierney
Construction Alison Bearpark
Commercial property Patrick Dorgan
Corporate, M&A Sean O'Reilly
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Mr John Buckley  photo Mr John Buckley John Buckley is a Partner in RDJ’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution department…
Ms Julie Burke  photo Ms Julie Burke Julie is a Partner in the firm’s Tax Department. Julie specialises in…
Ms Jennifer Cashman  photo Ms Jennifer Cashman Jennifer Cashman is Practice Group Leader of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment Group.…
Ms Sinéad Corcoran  photo Ms Sinéad Corcoran Sinéad is a Patner in RDJ’s Corporate and Commercial Department. She has…
Mr John Cuddigan  photo Mr John Cuddigan John Cuddigan is Head of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Tax Practice and specialises…
Mr Brendan Cunningham  photo Mr Brendan Cunningham Brendan has 30 years PQE with broad industry wide experience in commercial,…
Mr Fergal Dennehy  photo Mr Fergal Dennehy Fergal Dennehy is head of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Munster Healthcare Practice. A…
Mr Patrick Dorgan  photo Mr Patrick Dorgan Patrick Dorgan is a Partner in the Property and Real Estate Group…
Mr Damian Doyle  photo Mr Damian Doyle Damian is a partner based in our Galway office specialising in insurance…
Mr John Dwyer  photo Mr John Dwyer John Dwyer is Partner in Charge of the Property and Real Estate…
Mr Cian Fenton  photo Mr Cian Fenton Cian is a Partner in RDJ’s Banking and Finance group. He practices…
Mr Thomas Fox  photo Mr Thomas Fox Tom Fox is a partner in the firm and he specialises in…
Mr Diarmaid Gavin  photo Mr Diarmaid Gavin Diarmaid is a partner in the firm’s Corporate and Commercial Department advising…
Mr Ronan Geary  photo Mr Ronan Geary Ronan heads RDJ’s Commercial Litigation Unit, and has broad experience in all…
Mr JP Gilmartin  photo Mr JP Gilmartin JP is a partner in the firms Galway office and represents a…
Mr Peter Groarke  photo Mr Peter Groarke Peter Groarke is a Partner in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Healthcare team. He…
Ms Gillian Keating  photo Ms Gillian Keating Gillian Keating leads Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Corporate and Commercial Department and the…
Mr Ricky Kelly  photo Mr Ricky Kelly Ricky is a Partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group…
Mr Peter Lennon  photo Mr Peter Lennon Peter is a Partner in the firm’s litigation and dispute resolution group.…
Ms Marianne Lonergan  photo Ms Marianne Lonergan Marianne Lonergan practices in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. She…
Mr Fergus Long  photo Mr Fergus Long Fergus is a Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, with…
Mr Simon Lynch  photo Mr Simon Lynch Partner
Ms Deirdre Malone  photo Ms Deirdre Malone Deirdre Malone, a Partner with Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Employment practice, provides strategic…
Mr Richard Martin photo Mr Richard Martin Richard Martin is Managing Partner of Ronan Daly Jermyn and he advises on…
Mr David McCarroll  photo Mr David McCarroll David is a partner in the firm’s Employment Group, operating from its…
Mr Evin McCarthy  photo Mr Evin McCarthy Evin McCarthy is the lead Real Estate Partner in the firm’s Dublin…
Mr Bryan McCarthy  photo Mr Bryan McCarthy Bryan’s core areas of practice are corporate, commercial and finance. He has…
Ms Finola McCarthy  photo Ms Finola McCarthy Finola advises on all types of property, construction and engineering projects both…
Mr Peter McGarvey  photo Mr Peter McGarvey Peter is a partner based in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Galway office specialising…
Ms Claire Murray  photo Ms Claire Murray Claire is a Partner in the firm’s Litigation and Dispuite Resolution team…
Mr Brendan O'Connell photo Mr Brendan O'Connell Brendan is a partner in the litigation and dispute resolution department of…
Mr Brian O'Halloran photo Mr Brian O'Halloran Brian is a partner in the firm’s Property and Real Estate Group.…
Mr Seán O'Reilly photo Mr Seán O'Reilly Seán is a partner in the firm’s commercial and corporate team. He has…
Mr Jamie Olden  photo Mr Jamie Olden Jamie is Partner in Charge of Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Dublin office and…
Ms Mary Purtill  photo Ms Mary Purtill Mary is a Partner in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution…
Ms Margaret Ring  photo Ms Margaret Ring Margaret is a partner in the firm’s Property and Real Estate Group.…
Ms Louise Smith  photo Ms Louise Smith Louise specialises in insurance defence work. A Partner in the firm’s Litigation…
Ms Imelda Tierney  photo Ms Imelda Tierney   Imelda is a Partner in the firm’s Healthcare department and advises…
Mr Eoin Tobin  photo Mr Eoin Tobin Eoin is a Partner in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Tax Practice. He advises on…
Mr Donal Twomey  photo Mr Donal Twomey Donal is a Partner in Ronan Daly Jermyn’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution…
Ms Antoinette Vahey  photo Ms Antoinette Vahey Antoinette is a Partner in RDJ’s Employment Group. She has extensive experience…
Ms Ashling Walsh  photo Ms Ashling Walsh Ashling is a partner in the firm’s Insolvency & Restructuring Department. She…
Number of lawyers : 104
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Contact : Richard Martin (managing partner)
Other offices : Dublin
Other offices : Galway
Other offices : London

Diversity

Ronan Daly Jermyn (RDJ) are fully committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion through recruitment, career development, and ongoing outreach to the communities in which RDJ has a presence.

We believe in creating a workplace that reflects the diversity of our clients and of the communities in which we work and live; an inclusive workplace that celebrates diverse talent, varied perspectives and experiences; and one that allows us to better serve our clients.

RDJ has been recognised by the Irish Centre for Diversity and awarded their Investors in Diversity Bronze Standard. We are one of only a few organisations in Ireland to have achieved this standard.

RDJ is also a participant in 30% Club, a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards increased female representation in senior management. Through our participation in the 30% Club, we are committed to women comprising at least 30% of RDJ’s senior management team.

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

At RDJ, our commitment to corporate responsibility is core to, and embedded in, the way we do business. We believe we can do good things and play our part using our influence for good in the future of business and the world in which it works. We continuously strive to make positive contributions to, and manage the impacts of our business on, the environment, the communities that we live and work in and our employees.

Pro Bono

RDJ recently joined over 70 founding signatories in supporting ‘Pro Bono Pledge Ireland’, the first collaborative effort in Ireland to articulate the shared professional responsibility of lawyers to promote access to justice and provide pro bono legal assistance to those in need. The Pledge is coordinated by PILA (the Public Law Alliance, a project of FLAC – Free Legal Advice Centres) and supported by the Bar of Ireland, The Law Society of Ireland and the Dublin Solicitors Bar Association. Learn more about the Pledge at http://probonopledge.ie/